Press Releases

Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Forest v Cooper Decision

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Statement from Lt. Governor Forest: 

"Today, the the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian. 

"If Governor Cooper has 100% of the power, then he has 100% of the responsibility.

"100% of the responsibility for the disaster handling COVID-19 in nursing homes.

"100% of the responsibility for every business that has had to permanently close because of his shutdown orders.

Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Filing Suit Against Gov. Roy Cooper's Continued Unlawful Executive Orders

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Opening statement from Lt. Governor Dan Forest's press conference this morning:

"This week, in my capacity as Lieutenant Governor and a member of the Council of State, I am filing a lawsuit against Governor Roy Cooper challenging the executive orders related to Covid-19 and the process by which they were implemented. This is the only option left on the table as all others have been exhausted.

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